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Department of Public Health Sciences


BMTRY 713 : Infectious Disease Epidemiology


The overall purpose of this course is to introduce students to epidemiological approaches in the study of infectious disease. After completing this course, students should be able to understand the epidemiologic characteristics of various infectious diseases and how epidemiologic methods are applied to study these diseases.


  • Introduction & Overview of Infectious Disease (ID)
  • General principles and epidemiological basis of ID
  • Epidemiological rationale of study designs in IDs.
  • Study Design
  • Disease Surveillance and sources of data
  • Outbreak epidemiology and Outbreak investigations
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Molecular Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Etiological agents of IDs
  • Mathematical modeling in ID Epidemiology
  • Vaccines and immunology
  • Nutrition and IDs
  • Emerging and New Infectious Disease
  • Nosocomial Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Epidemiology of Influenza
  • Epidemiology of Lyme Disease
  • Epidemiology of Malaria
  • Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epidemiology of Diarrheal Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis
  • Epidemiology of Foodborne Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases
  • Infectious Agents in bioterrorism and natural disasters


BMTRY 736 or instructor consent. Typically offered every other spring semester.


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